I don’t often post personal photos here on my blog. I always wonder if anyone out there would really care to read what I have to say or see what I’m up to. But since today is my birthday (not a shameless plug for birthday wishes, I swear!) I decided to post some photos from our perfectly, wonderful ordinary Sunday.
I read a book some time ago called The Gift of an Ordinary Day, by Katrina Kenison. It is a mother’s memoir that I highly recommend, along with her earlier book Mitten Strings for God. Both of the books resonated deeply with me as a mother.
“I know I can’t make time slow down, can’t hold our life as it is in a freeze frame or slow my children’s inexorable journeys into adulthood and lives of their own. But I can celebrate those journeys by bearing witness to them, by paying attention, and, perhaps most of all, by carrying on with my own growth and becoming. ” – Katrina Kenison.
I carry my iphone with me every where. It has become my favorite camera because it slips in my pocket and is always there when I need it to document those little things that happen each day that we often overlook. It goes to the grocery store, on walks, to our favorite restaurant. I am constantly taking pictures with it. Today was no different. Here is my birthday, courtesy of my iphone and instagram. Not fancy pictures, but the perfect way to remember this day.
If you have a moment, take the time to watch the authors short reading from her book. I still tear up watching it, even after seeing it many times.
Thanks for visiting. I hope your day was as perfectly ordinary as mine.